Getting back to nature often brings inspiration and fresh perspectives. Just a three-hour drive from San Francisco are stunning mountain backdrops, crystal clear lakes and majestic redwood forests. Whether you’re looking for a venue with historic elegance, a resort with breathtaking views or a ranch with opportunities for team-building, the San Francisco Travel Convention Sales and Services team can help you make all the necessary arrangements in Gold Country, the Shasta Cascade region, and famous Lake Tahoe.
Gold Country and Yosemite
Ranging from the foothills at sea level to 8,000-foot mountain peaks, Calaveras County offers meeting planners a wide range of locations. Attendees can enjoy skiing in the morning and playing a round of golf in the afternoon. The setting for one of Mark Twain’s first short stories, Calaveras County also boasts historic downtowns, wineries, art galleries, spas, notable hotels, shopping and even three caves that are open to the public. San Francisco Travel partners with Go Calaveras to provide you with everything you need to execute a flawless event in this diverse region.
Covering the various counties that comprise Gold Country—including Sierra, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties — the Gold Country Visitors Association can create memorable itineraries. Whether you’re looking to plan team-building activities or entertain attendees with options ranging from golf and whitewater rafting to wine tasting and fine dining, San Francisco Travel and the Gold Country Visitors Association will ensure all your logistical needs are met.
This charming area is the most direct route to Yosemite National Park, an immense national park containing more than 1,200 square miles of breathtaking views with waterfalls, vast meadows, and several hiking trails. The towns of Sonora, Columbia, Jamestown, Twain Harte and Groveland feature an array of unique venues including historic Gold Rush towns, golf courses, wineries and a historic train. San Francisco Travel works with the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau to provide planners with resources to execute flawless events of all sizes. We also partner with Black Oak, Rush Creek, and Evergreen Lodge to ensure comfort and relaxation for all attendees.
This must-see destination for nature lovers features venues within the beautiful landscape of Lake Shasta and the towering 14,000-foot-tall (4,267 meters) Mt. Shasta. The area also offers many outdoor opportunities for team-building, including camping, hiking, skiing, fishing, rafting, snowboarding and mountaineering. San Francisco Travel collaborates with the Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association to help you find the right spaces and activities to meet your business and retreat goals.
Lake Tahoe is best known for its beaches and ski resorts but has plenty more to offer. Snuggled into the Serra Nevada Mountains between Nevada and California. Lake Tahoe offers scenic hikes, endless outdoor activities, camping and much more. With more than 2.7 million visitors a year, this premiere outdoor destination is perfect for your company retreats or team-building activities.